Formerly of the band Cinderella, musician Tom Keifer has overcome a lot including addiction and severe vocal cord injuries, but is still rocking out today with his current project “The Tom Keifer Band.” In his teen years Tom briefly battled addiction but was able to pull himself up by his bootstraps and break free of his demons. Early on he made a conscious decision to focus on making music and more positive things than using drugs, and has never looked back to those dark days. This empowered him to work hard on the art he was so passionate about and not fall into the forthcoming traps of rock stardom. Not being a big fan of academics, Keifer needed just a little coaxing from his wise and persuasive Mother, who bribed him with the Gibson Les Paul he had so coveted. Her plan worked like a charm, and Tom earned […]
On October 28th 2017, The Cave will once again be home to the world’s premier Journey tribute band DSB, short for Don’t Stop Belivin’, and we recently had the pleasure of speaking with Juan Del Castillo–frontman and lead singer.
Del Castillo began his career over 9 years ago when he responded to an ad of a different Journey Tribute band in search of a lead singer. Shortly after joining the first band he realized it was something he could excel at and decided to form his own band to focus on the music of Journey rather than looking like Journey…thus DSB was born.
As we were talking about the history of DSB, I was curious to know if there was a significant moment in the group’s history. Del Castillo instantly responded with a memory from a show they played in Santa Clarita, Ca., back when they were just up and coming, […]
Surely one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd has captured the world and has inspired a significant section of the population. Standing as a prominent pillar in the world of music since the 60’s, they have made great contributions to the library of music that will be remembered for centuries. Psychedelic, yet concrete, their works have been praised in the music business as some of the most the most commercially viable in music history.
Although their music is very well constructed and catchy, I think the most important aspect of their work is the highly influential message. The concepts they write about are universal in our society, and inspire the common man to rise above the status quo and become a great contributor to the development and overall evolution of our society’s culture. […]
Timothy B. Schmit is a tremendously blessed musician. Each project he has been associated with has become a significant success, and he continues to bring amazing music into the world. His legendary role in The Eagles is only the tip of the iceberg. Although his work in The Eagles is what granted him widespread prominence in popular music and entertainment culture, he has also worked with a myriad of well-accomplished musicians to create works that have become concrete cornerstones of the mass paradigm.
After joining The Eagles in in 1977, Schmit became one of the most charismatic entertainers in the group. His laid back and confident posture as a bassist is one that brings a straightforward and grounded vibe to the act. Additionally, the sleek and candid style of his voice make for a soothing, yet informative […]
Although the British invasion may have started in the late 50’s early 60’s, the shock waves reverberated through the decades.
One of the bands to rise from the ashes left by their UK counterparts was The Babys. Hitting the front lines as a unit in 1975, they attacked the American charts from 1976-81, scoring direct hits with “Isn’t It Time”, and “Every Time I think Of You”.
The 70’s proved to be a memorable decade as it relates to classic rock, and The Babys made their mark in the short time they recorded.
The soldiers may have changed over the years but Tony Brock and Wally Stocker continue to lead the troops to victory in their musical assault.
In 2012 they rallied new recruits including John Bisaha, Joey Sykes, Francesco Saglietti, & The Babettes(Holly & Elisa), and in 2014 stormed back into the game with the release of “I’ll Have Some Of That“.
The casino vibe is coming up to The Cave in November! The Chairman and The Board are going to take you on a trip back in time to the nostalgic music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Dean Martin. You’re going to be serenaded by the best music that made the Las Vegas casino scene so iconic. The Chairman and the Board brings music of the most prominent performers of the 20th century in one jam-packed night. Their archetypal music is something that people will remember for centuries, and will always be the go-to music to accompany a luxurious and auspicious atmosphere. So ask yourself one thing… Are you feeling lucky?
The music of Frank Sinatra brought a refreshingly bright light into the world with his work. Having branched out to a multitude of different sections of the entertainment industry, Sinatra can […]
Secondhand Serenade is led by California based musician, John Vesely. Vesely began his journey with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a foresight of the upcoming state of the music industry. With social media in it’s infancy, there was little musicians and labels could do to take advantage of it. Now, social media is a major tool for the promotion and distribution of music, all thanks to artists like Secondhand Serenade, who came forward and found a way to tame the frontier.
|Vesely released his first album with a brand new record label on an incredibly underdeveloped social media platform. Despite the obstacles, the album quickly became a social sensation. They launched extremely successful tours, appeared on a myriad of television shows, and shot to the top of the radio charts. Now, after 10 […]
3 10, 2017
Rob Elfaizy is the front man of Dead Man’s Party, the Oingo Boingo tribute band. Rob has been playing music for his entire life, since before he could even hold an instrument. He was a student of the Suzuki method, which is a high caliber system for musical education. He has played violin, classical guitar, and piano. He was drawn to the electric after he got older, taking influences from bands like Oingo Boingo. After Boingo had broken up, he started to play shows their songs as a tribute. It turned out that there was quite a demand for Oingo Boingo music and he had emulated the band well. Rob had been so successful that the original members had heard about them through the grape vine. With Boingo founder Richard Elfman’s approval of the DMP’s legitimacy, they quickly grew into a […]
21 09, 2017
Pyromania, the #1 Def Leppard tribute, is a perfect recreation of the music Def Leppard had brought to the table. After 14 years of developing their act, Pyromania has made itself known as the next best thing to Def Leppard. Even Def Leppard themselves has promoted Pyromania and their efforts to honor the band. Setting numerous attendance records, the band has been voted the third best tribute band of all time.
” After reviewing our choices, it was unanimous that Pyromania is the best Def Leppard tribute band…”
– Katie Daryl, producer of The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands on AXS TV
Many tribute bands will dress up and talk the talk, but those who walk the walk don’t need to talk about it. Pyromania is one of the tribute bands that walk the walk, and let their performance speak for them. A quote from an engineer sheds light on how accurately Pyromania emulates […]
18 09, 2017
Blue Oyster Cult is an incredibly insightful and imaginative band. Their music and lyrics are rather articulate in the way it is structured and conveyed, and certainly not among the status quo in the niche of rock and roll. Yet, despite the subtle complexities in the arrangements of their music, they still manage to deliver it in a package that the average person can easily understand and digest.
Originally named multiple times, the band had been through a lot of changes. The most notable of original names is Soft White Underbelly, which is a reference to Winston Churchill’s perception of Italy in World War II. He had seen Italy as the weak spot he could take advantage of to defeat Germany. The name Blue Oyster Cult comes from a poem the manager had written about a group of blue aliens who clandestinely […]